Bow and five arrows

Native American (Plains Culture)
late 19th century

Object Place: Montana Territory, United States

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Medium or Technique

Wood, metal, feathers, cat-gut, flannel, steel

Not On View




Arms and armor

Bow of light wood colored a greenish blue on the outside lune section. A ragged piece of red flannel bound to the middle by leather thong. bow plain except notches at the ends for the string. The arrows of plain white wood with large and sharp spear shaped heads inserted and bound with cat gut. Three feathers at the other end of each arrow.


1884-1885, acquired by Reverend Herbert Elijah Probert (1856-1913) when he served as the first Minister of Religion in the Wyoming Territory; 1887, gift of Reverend Probert to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Reverend Herbert Probert